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Originally posted by nenothtu
reply to post by ka119
Nope. No trial was deserved. Trials are a gentleman's way of handling criminal infractions in civilized society. War is not very civilized, nor is it a criminal matter to be handled by a court. Al Qaeda didn't have an unsightly build up of parking tickets, they declared a war.
Now they've got one.
Too late to backtrack and say "Oops, just kidding guys. we really only meant to set a bag of dog crap on fire on your doorstep, so you can just take us to court now instead of fighting the war we declared."
Originally posted by bftroop
I suppose burials at sea are not very gentlemanly
Are you sure they declared war? Food for thought.
Originally posted by eNumbra
Nazis were enemy combatants, were they not?
They got trials.
Originally posted by ka119
I stumbled upon THIS article today on MSN and it made me wonder.. Did Osama Bin Laden deserve a trial?
Michael Moore makes a good statement:
"My point is that the way we show the world that we're different is that we give even the most heinous person their day in court," Moore said.
Where Elisabeth Hasselbeck states:
"You're telling me Osama bin Laden deserves a trial?" an increasingly angry Hasselbeck asked. "Where? In New York City? Absolutely not! How dare ... and why, because Casey Anthony's trial went so well?
Personally, I know that had I been a member of SEAL Team Six and was the first one in the room, I would have shot him too. The thing we don't always realize as civilians is that in combat, adrenaline is surging like never before, when you actually see and acquire your target a whole new burst is let through your bloodstream. Im sure whether we like to admit it or not, the majority of us would have shot him on the spot as well.
Anyways, I thought this might bring up some good discussion. Have at it.
edit: I just wanted to reiterate and make clear that I DO believe that he deserved a trial, however I can see under the circumstances and the sheer pressure of the mission how he was shot.
edit on 15/9/2011 by kosmicjack because: spelling erroredit on 12/10/2010 by ka119 because: (no reason given)